January 23, 2023
On Saturday evening, as many families gathered across the globe to celebrate Lunar New Year, 11 people were tragically killed and 9 more wounded in Monterey Park, California. Our hearts are with the family and loved ones of those killed and wounded, and with the entire Asian community. This magnitude of loss is a tragedy at any time, but especially as communities were coming together to celebrate the light, love, and community that Lunar New Year represents.
University resources are available to those needing support. These include:
- Student Mental Health & Counseling; Yale College Community Care;
- Faculty and Staff personal wellness signature benefits, including confidential counseling sessions; and
- The Chaplain’s Office; chaplains are available to meet one on one with anyone who would like to talk; and
- Asian American Cultural Center; there will be processing space available at the AACC for those that would like to gather.
University help and support is also available for any concerns related to discrimination and harassment. If you feel threatened or unsafe call the Yale Police (203-432-4400) or 911 (for emergencies) immediately.
On Tuesday, January 24 at 7:30pm, there will be a vigil in remembrance of the Monterey Park victims in Hartford, CT for those of you that would like to join.
Lobby of the Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106